“Iron Chef” and Food Network star Cat Cora strikes a plea deal in her drinking and driving case and looks as if she will not be heading to jail as long as she controls herself, TMZ has learned.
A rep for the Santa Barbara County District Attorney tells TMZ, Cat pled “no contest” today to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher, stemming from her June arrest. The remaining DUI count was dropped.
Cora had been sentenced to three years probation and nine months of DUI school. She had to come up with two thousand three hundred and eighty six dollars in fines.
She also was given a one hundred and twenty day suspended jail sentence — but she won’t spend a day behind bars … as long as she fulfills her probation and DUI school obligations.
She had been arrested back on June 17, 2012 in Santa Barbara and she had admitted to having three bears and later blew a .19 on a breathalyzer … more than twice the legal limit in California.
Cat later apologized for the arrest, saying,
“I deeply regret my decision to drive that evening after my designated driver became unavailable.”
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